Bill Campbell wrote:
On Mon, Jun 30, 2003 at 09:10:32AM -0400, Kenneth Culver wrote:
FreeBSD uses the FreeBSD kernel. You can recompile it using the source for
the FreeBSD kernel, but it is the only kernel that works with FreeBSD.

Perhaps there's some confusion with OS X which starts life as FreeBSD, but uses a mach kernel.

Perhaps there's some confusion with OS X. :-)

OS X started life as NEXTSTEP, using the CMU Mach 2.0 kernel written by Avie Tenavian and a BSD-4.3_reno userland, heavily influenced by SunOS 3/4. Since NEXTSTEP, Apple has updated the BSD layer to 4.4Lite and included changes derived from FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and NetBSD-- but mostly the latter, at least at the time I was looking.

Certainly it's false to claim that OS X started as FreeBSD.


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